Friday, November 18, 2005

The Parable of the Good Samaritan


Luke 10:25-37


25. On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

26. "What is written in the Law?" he replied. "How do you read it?"

27. He answered: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind' [c]; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'[d]"

28. "You have answered correctly," Jesus replied. "Do this and you will live."

29. But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"

30. In reply Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.

31. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.

32. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

33. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.

34. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him.

35. The next day he took out two silver coins [e] and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.'

36. "Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?"

37. The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him."
Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise."

Footnotes:

[c] Luke 10:27 Deut. 6:5
[d] Luke 10:27 Lev. 19:18
[e] Luke 10:35 Greek two denar

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2 Comments:

At 1:38 PM, Blogger texasbunch said...

Back during the time of Christ, the Samaritans were hated above all other people!The reason? Because they were decendants of Jews that had maried Gentiles! This parable was quiet a shocker to the people who were listening; as it had never occured to them that a Samaritan of all people would show such compasion to a Jew.
So it beggs to ask, Just who is our brother?

 
At 2:26 PM, Blogger Countess Demetria said...

Thank you for pointing that out to us Thomas.

Unfortulately the Jews were very prejudice! :( They didn't want anything to do with people who were not Jews. :(

Fortunately God loves us all, no matter our heritage! :D

Thank God for his unconditional Love for us all! He Loves Jews, Gentiles, Samaritans, and all races of peoples, or mixtures of races the world. He even loves those who hate him, because he did create them. God IS Love!

Thomas,
Thank you so much for your comment. You add so much to this blog!! Your comments really enhance "Heavenly Inspirations"!! You are an inspiration to me!

God Bless You!
((HUGS))
Countess

 

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